2019 Fight Hunger. Spark Change.
Second Harvest, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Feeding America Launch “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign
Goal to Combat Hunger in East Tennessee
Did you know, in East TN, 1 in 7 people is at risk of hunger, including 1 in 4 children at risk of hunger? To raise awareness and combat the issue, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Feeding America® and Second Harvest are kicking off the sixth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign. The campaign will run from April 22 to May 20.
Walmart and Sam’s Club now invite East Tennessee shoppers to help fight hunger in their local community. It is so easy to participate to Fight Hunger. Spark Change.
With 749 million meals achieved over the last five years, customers and members can help the Feeding America network secure its 1 billion cumulative meals goal in three ways. They can track the number of meals by visiting www.walmart.com/fighthunger.
- For every participating product purchased at U.S. Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs or on Walmart.com during the campaign, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of at least one meal ($0.10) on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank, up to applicable limits.
- Donate money to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee at participating Sam’s Club and Walmart stores
Walmart kick started the campaign with a $3 million donation to Feeding America and member food banks, including Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. There are 267 participating items that help secure the equivalent of one meal. The 18 participating suppliers include: Bush Brothers, Campbell’s, Conagra Brands, Cliff Bar, General Mills, Gold Peak Tea, Great Value, Hidden Valley, JM Smucker, Kellogg, Kraft Heinz, McCormick, Motts, PepsiCo, Post, Uncle Ben’s, Nature Nate’s Honey and Unilever.
“We are so grateful to Walmart and Sam’s for continuing this incredible campaign. It means the world to us to have the support of corporations joining in the fight against hunger,” said Executive Director Elaine Streno.
“As we go into our sixth year of the ‘Fight Hunger. Spark Change.’ campaign, it’s exciting to approach the 1 billion mark in terms of charitable meals secured for Feeding America over the life of the program,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, chief sustainability officer for Walmart. “Food insecurity continues to affect communities across the United States. Working with Feeding America, our customers, members, associates and suppliers, Walmart and Sam’s Club aim to be part of the solution.”
Last year, Second Harvest benefited from $130,895.26 from Walmart and Sam’s Club’s commitment to fight hunger. To Second Harvest, that means more than 392,000 meals! To learn more about the campaign visit www.walmart.com/fighthunger.